About

Giveit100 is a place for people who live life 100%. Choose what you want to get better at and share a video of your progress every day.

Team karen

Karen X. Cheng
Dancing CEO & Co-Founder

Karen learned to dance in a year. Before co-founding Giveit100, she was the designer at Exec and program manager at Microsoft Excel. Say hi on twitter @karenxcheng.

Team finbarr

Finbarr Taylor
CTO & Co-Founder

Finbarr is a full-stack software developer. Before co-founding Giveit100, he worked at Exec and Groupon. Say hi on twitter @finbarr.

Why we're doing this

Hi. I'm Karen, co-founder of Giveit100. I learned to dance in a year.

The video got 3 million views and I got hundreds of emails from people who wanted to learn to dance. That's how I got the idea for Giveit100 - from a viral dance video.

This isn't a story about dancing, though. It's about having a dream and not knowing how to get there - but starting anyway.

When you watch someone perform or score the winning point - you're only seeing a brief moment of glory. What you don't see is thousands of hours of preparation. You don't see the self doubt, lost sleep, the lonely nights working. You don't see the moment they started. The moment they were just like you, wondering how they could ever be good.

We made Giveit100 for you to see that moment. Everyone starts a beginner. When I look back at old videos of my dancing - they're so bad, I cringe.

But I also feel something else: Woah. I've come a long way.

A child doesn't notice when she's growing taller. It's the same way when you're learning something. It happens so gradually, you hardly notice you're getting better.

We made Giveit100 for you to capture the moment you start out, and every moment after that. One day you may look back and cringe. But that will be the same moment you realize: Woah. I've come a long way.

"Sometimes, magic is just someone spending more time on something than anyone else might reasonably expect." - Teller, of Penn & Teller